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Sexual health in the Over Forty-Fives

Priority Axis

Technological and Social Innovation

Specific objective

Social Innovation

Lead partner

The Health and Europe Centre

Contact

Date de début

01/03/2019

Date de fin

30/09/2022

Project budget

4 217 159

ERDF amount

2 530 295

ERDF rate

60%

    À propos

    Common challenge

    Studies in/beyond Europe (eg WHO’s Sexual Health Throughout Life) highlight the need for older people to have better access to sexual health support/care. These identify that older age groups are rarely a focus in European & domestic policies across the 2Seas area. The correlation is clear between this gap in services & the rise in Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) rates. The over-45s at risk are generally those entering new sexual relationships after a period of monogamy, often post-menopause (removing the issue of pregnancy, without thought to STIs). Our engagement with relevant services suggests lack of knowledge/tools for health services approaching the issue and offering information/treatment. Within this target group, partner research has shown that groups with one or more socio-economic disadvantages (homeless people/sex workers/non-native language speakers/migrants) are at even greater risk of being unaware of their sexual health and unable to access the appropriate services

    Partnership

    Partners

    Kent County Council

    Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust

    Metro Charity

    East Sussex County Council

    University of Chichester

    Medway Council

    SOA AIDS Nederland

    Artesis Plantijn

    Odisee Hogeschool

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